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I have a few questions about snails.

1. I read some where that assassin snails will not kill nerite snails is that true?
2. Will nerite snails breed in freshwater?
3. How many nerite snails would you recomend as a algee crew for a 55G?
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I have a few questions about snails.

1. I read some where that assassin snails will not kill nerite snails is that true?
2. Will nerite snails breed in freshwater?
3. How many nerite snails would you recomend as a algee crew for a 55G?
If smaller snails are available they usually won't attack larger snails like nerites and mysteries. But if hungry they might try and also assassins can gang up to kill a snail that might seem too big for one assassin to kill.

None of the ones available for sale in the US will but there actually are some true freshwater nerite species in Europe.

Nerites lay eggs in freshwater even if they don't hatch. Since their are around 4-6 species of nerites offered for sale to the freshwater market you might as well get one of each then they won't breed and lay eggs. That's what I would do if I had a 55g, but one nerite is enough for my 10g.
 

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Wait, did I understand that right? One of each different type of nerite, and they wont lay eggs all over my tank? So if I add a zebra to my tank, and I have a tiger...no eggs?

Do female nerites lay eggs even if there is no male, like chickens? Or if the male is of a different variety?

I originally had three nerites, all of different types...a zebra, a tiger, and something else...eggs everywhere. Two died after they were in there for about a month, and suddenly no more eggs were being produced. I have been assuming that the one nerite I have left now is a male. But if the females only lay eggs when there is a male of the same species in the tank, then I need to know! I would love to have more, but all those little white dots were annoying!

Can I seriously get one each of different types and NOT have eggs?
 

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there could be a possibility that nerite eggs may hatch in freshwater, the olive nerite possibly being one of them. i have a few of these sesame seed sized organisms moving slowly around my tank that i suspected to be baby nerite snails. one of the first to hatch are now large enough to see the mouth parts, so these are definitely snails...i've never seen a freshwater baby snail grow in this fashion before...so i strongly suspect that these are baby nerite snails.

please ignore the massive algae mess.
 
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